Virus Top 20 for December 2006

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Virus Top 20 for December 2006

   http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=207575473

Online Scanner Top 20 for December

   http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=207575472

Ron :)

Re: Virus Top 20 for December 2006

Ron Lopshire wrote:
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Is this you:
http://www.recruiting.com/recruiting/2005/09/im_your_puppet.html



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Re: Virus Top 20 for December 2006

Dustbin wrote:
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Why would you think that? I use KAV because of the recommendations of
the knowlegeable folks around here. Not the other way around. And I
_pay_ for my KIS/KAV license. NOD32, of course, is the other most
frequently recommended paid AV solution around here.

I follow these KL/Virus List links only because I see them with one of
my RSS readers. In particular, I am interested in the trends that I
have seen over the last couple of years. Adult-surfing, warez, P2P and
on-line gaming activities have given way to email and IM as the
prevalent vectors. And I am particularly interested in how using
text-only for email can mitigate much of this garbage. We all need a
crusade. [g]

I also think that it would be informative to see the same reports from
any and all of these vendors:

   http://www.viruslist.com/en/analysis?pubid=174405517

I would think that the average NIS/NAV or McAfee user is somewhat
different than the average KAV or NOD32 user from the standpoint of
knowledge of computer security. It might be informative to see the Top
20 threats as seen by Symantec or McAfee, and compare them to KL's.

BTW, sorry about another KL link. Even though it is more than a year
old, EK's essay is the most complete that I have seen on the subject.

Ron :)

Re: Virus Top 20 for December 2006

Ron Lopshire wrote:
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You actually said, "because of the recommendations of the knowlegeable folks
around here"

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!



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Re: Virus Top 20 for December 2006

Ron Lopshire wrote:
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ron, why would you feed trolls? dustbin is a hold-over from the events
of last fall...

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now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer,
is there an answer?"

Re: Virus Top 20 for December 2006

kurt wismer wrote:
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What happened last fall?



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Re: Virus Top 20 for December 2006

kurt wismer wrote:

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Sorry about that, Kurt. I thought of that after I posted.

I took the opportunity to point out the prevalence of exploits using
email as the vector. As I said, I am always looking for cases where
the exploit is mitigated by using text-only for email. Here is one of
my new favorite quotes:

http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1954&isc=dc0d8f499f2eddf98afebda490e128d8
Short Version: http://tinyurl.com/y2jxc2

Quote: "Remember: when Moses came down off the mountain, it was with
text chiseled into stone; not DHTML, JavaScript, and animated GIFs.

If text is good enough for God, then it's good enough for you.  ;-) "

Ron :)

Re: Virus Top 20 for December 2006

Ron Lopshire wrote:
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i remember that one, quite funny...

i'm sure there are things that could be said about those for whom text
isn't good enough, but the only things i can think of are unkind..

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"it's not the right time to be sober
now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer,
is there an answer?"

Re: Virus Top 20 for December 2006

Ron Lopshire wrote:

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And,

Top viruses, worms and malware in 2006
   http://www.net-security.org/virus_news.php?id=724

Quote: "Top viruses, worms and malware in 2006
Posted on 22.12.2006

As it does every year, Panda Software is publishing its annual list of
those malicious codes which, although they may not have caused serious
epidemics, have stood out in one way or another:"

Ron :)

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